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Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson in Antibiotics Suit

December 12, 2010  ·  By HM&M


A federal court jury has “ordered pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of $1.8 million in the case of an 82-year-old Minnesota man who sued over claims the antibiotic Levaquin caused him severe tendon injuries.” (Minneapolis AP, P. Condon, 12/8). The jury awarded the plaintiff $700,000 in compensatory damages, and $1.1 million in punitive damages.

The plaintiff, was prescribed Levaquin several years ago for treatment of bronchitis. However, after only a few days on the drug, he ruptured both of his Achilles tendons. Beginning in 2008, the Food and Drug Administration required Johnson & Johnson and makers of similar drugs to print warnings on the risk of tendon injuries.”

As a medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago, I applaud the jury for awarding the plaintiff the just compensation he deserves.

The Chicago law firm, Hurley, McKenna & Mertz specializes in medical malpractice lawsuits. If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical negligence please consult ourwebsite for a free consultation.

December 12, 2010

Lowe's Recalls About 11M Blinds, Roman Shades

As a Chicago personal injury attorney, I attempt to make the public aware of product recalls. The following is a recent recall, that has serious consequences. If you own these products, please take action quickly. Lowe's recalled approximately 11 million blinds and Roman shades on Wednesday following concerns that children could strangle on the cords... Read More

December 12, 2010

Honda Recalls 1.35 Million Fit Subcompacts

Honda Motor Co. says it is “recalling 1.35 million Fit subcompact cars globally to fix defective wiring in the headlights.” (Tokyo AP, 12/16). The recall will affect just shy of 150,000 cars in the United States, as well as over 700,000 cars in Japan. Honda has not released numbers for the European and Asian recalls,... Read More

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